Buzz Hargrove addresses AUPE Convention
October 26, 2005
CAW National President Buzz Hargrove addressed the 29th Convention of the Alberta Union of
Provincial Employees in Edmonton on October 21st.  The AUPE is Alberta's largest union
representing more than 60,000 members working for the provincial government, educational
facilities, boards and agencies, regional health authorities, municipalities as well as private sector
companies.

“We’re very pleased to have such an important Canadian labour leader and a great friend to AUPE
address our annual convention,” said AUPE President Dan MacLennan, who was overwhelmingly re-
elected to a historic fifth 2-year term as president.

For his part, Hargrove was pleased with the welcome and spirit of the AUPE Convention.  Hargrove
told delegates; “If the rest of the labour movement had your union’s spirit and energy, we could
CAW President Buzz Hargrove and
AUPE President Dan MacLennan
change this country!”

For his part, Hargrove was pleased with the welcome and spirit of the AUPE Convention.  Hargrove told delegates; “If the rest of the
labour movement had your union’s spirit and energy, we could change this country!”

Hargrove praised the growth of the AUPE and Dan MacLennan’s leadership, and called on the Alberta government to “do something for
the working people of this province.”

Leading up to their convention, the AUPE issued the following on their web page:
Canadian Auto Workers Union National President Buzz Hargrove, one of Canada’s best-known labour leaders, will address the Alberta
Union of Provincial Employees’ annual convention at 2:30 pm Friday.

“We’re very pleased to have such an important Canadian labour leader and a great friend to AUPE address our annual convention,” said
AUPE President Dan MacLennan.

Fresh from leading grueling negotiations with the Canadian wings of the Big Three North American automakers, plus playing an
important role in working to resolve the Telus lockout in Alberta and British Columbia, Hargrove is this year’s featured speaker at the
convention, which is being held in the Delta Edmonton South Hotel, 4404 Gateway Blvd.

Hargrove became National President of CAW by acclamation in 1992 and has been re-elected every three years since that time.

Hargrove got his start as an autoworker in Windsor, Ont., held several elected positions in the union’s Local 444 and joined the CAW’s
staff in 1975. In 1978, he became assistant to then Director Bob White.

Hargrove has extensive union bargaining experience and a commitment to economic, social and political issues affecting workers and
their families here and internationally. His action-oriented leadership style has led him to be a regular guest on many television
programs and a frequently requested speaker.
 
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